On my commute today, I listened to more details about the attacks — like the fact that a Christian-Muslim interfaith couple mourned the death of their 13-year old daughter killed in one of the attacks.
Islam condemns the Sri Lanka Easter attacks in the strongest of terms. Like Judaism and Christianity, Islam compares the killing of a single person to the killing of all of mankind (The Holy Qur’an, 5:33). The Holy Qur’an orders Muslims to put themselves into harm's way to save the worship places of Christians, Jews and others (The Holy Qur’an, 22:41). These terrorists call themselves Muslims. I call them out for being utterly un-Islamic.
Adil Agha Khan
The writer is member of Muslim Writers Guild of America and assistant director,of humanitarian affairs of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association USA.